Vice-Chair. Mr. Quinlan is the co-author of an Appellate Practice
Manual, Illinois Civil Appellate Practice — State and Federal,
published in 1993.
Mr. Quinlan was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1964 and has also
been admitted as a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court,
United States Court of Military Appeals, United States Court of Claims,
United States Court of Appeals, (7th Circuit), and the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
On November 2, 1989, Mr. Quinlan retired from judicial service to join
the litigation firm of Phelan, Pope & John, Ltd., subsequently known as
Phelan, Cahill & Quinlan, Ltd., as a Partner. In September, 1993, he was
elected as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
In February of 1996, Mr. Quinlan left the firm of Phelan, Cahill &
Quinlan, Ltd. to start his own firm with Thomas M. Crisham, which is
known as Quinlan & Crisham, Ltd. The Quinlan & Crisham firm is a
commercial litigation firm located in Chicago, Illinois of approximately
40 litigation attorneys. In private practice, Mr. Quinlan has been
involved in corporate government, commercial and class action
CURRICULUM VITAE OF CAESAR A. TABET QUINLAN & CRISHAM, LTD.
CAESAR A. TABET joined QUINLAN & CRISHAM as a founding partner in
February 1996 after working with William Quinlan for six years at
Phelan, Cahill & Quinlan, Ltd. He is a former Law Clerk to the Honorable
John A. Nordberg, Judge for the United States District Court, Northern
District of Illinois.
Tabet practices in the area of complex civil litigation and appellate
practice, including corporate and commercial litigation, real estate
litigation, trust litigation, and constitutional law and class action
litigation. He has authored numerous articles and lectured on various
topics relating to complex civil litigation.
Tabet has tried numerous cases to judgment and verdict. He is a member
of the Federal Trial Bar. He also is a member of the Chicago Bar
Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar
Association, Business Litigation Section.
Tabet received a B.A. degree, with honors, from St. John's University
in Collegevile, Minn., in 1982, and a J.D. degree, with honors, from the
University of Minnesota Law School in 1987, where he was an editor of the
CURRICULUM VITAE OF WILLIAM JOHN QUINLAN QUINLAN & CRISHAM, LTD.
WILLIAM JOHN QUINLAN joined QUINLAN & CRISHAM from Gardner, Carton &
Douglas, a 200-full service firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Quinlan was
a member of the Litigation Department and prior to joining Gardner,
Carton & Douglas, spent three years as a staff member of the Ways and
Means Committee of the United States Congress. While a member of Ways and
Means' staff, Quinlan worked on the development and implementation of
such issues as National Health Care, Social Security reform, and the
North American Free Trade Agreement.
Before joining the Ways and Means Committee staff, Quinlan served as a
member of the Appropriations Staff of Illinois House Speaker, Michael J.
Madigan, where he analyzed and reviewed the budgets of all State
agencies, presented those budgets to the various legislative Committees,
and assisted in their passage before the General Assembly.
As an attorney, Quinlan represented Cook County Clerk David Orr before
the Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Court of Illinois in a challenge to a
State Statute eliminating a voter's right to cast a straight party vote.
Quinlan also has
represented the Democratic National Convention Committee in litigation
related to the 1996 Democratic National Convention.
Quinlan serves as Corporate Counsel and as a member of the Board of
Directors to the Police Services, Inc., a charitable organization that
provides assistance to police officers and their families when an officer
is injured in the line of duty.
Quinlan received his J.D. from Georgetown Law School in 1995, where he
served as a member of the finance committee which was responsible for
administering the school's $44 million annual budget. While at
Georgetown, Quinlan also served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the
Georgetown Immigration Law Review. He received his B.A. in Political
Science from the University of Illinois in 1992.
William John Quinlan is presently a member of the American, Illinois
and Chicago Bar Associations. He currently serves as a member of the
Illinois State Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Committee which
reviews all judicial candidates, and rates their qualifications to serve
as a judge.
CURRICULUM VITAE OF ERIN BOLAN HINES QUINLAN & CRISHAM, LTD.
ERIN BOLAN HINES joined QUINLAN & CRISHAM as an associate in August
1998. She practices law in the areas of commercial law, appellate
practice and ERISA.
Prior to joining Quinlan & Crisham, she was a law clerk at Kevin M.
Forde, Ltd., a civil litigation firm with an emphasis on commercial
litigation. From August 1996 to February 1997, she was a law clerk to the
Honorable Thomas R. Fitzgerald, presiding judge of the Circuit Court of
Cook County Criminal Division. She was a court coordinator for two years
with the Circuit Court of Cook County where she served as a liaison
between judges and attorneys.
Bolan Hines received a B.A. degree in May 1991 from the University of
Wisconsin at Madison where she made the Dean's List. She attend Loyola
University School of Law and was articles editor of the Loyola Consumer